Category: Psychology & Self-Improvement

Podcast: What’s So Inspirational About a Bipolar and a Schizophrenic?

Throughout our lives, we are inspired by many people, from our parents to our teachers to celebrities to great thinkers of the past and present. And sometimes, we find ourselves being an inspiration for others. Also, sometimes, this fact surprises us. In this episode, Gabe and Michelle talk about both being inspired by others and […]

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5 Tips for Dealing with Guilt

Guilt has an incredible way of popping up even when we’re barely doing anything at all. Most of us learn guilt throughout normal childhood development. Guilt clues us in when we’ve stepped outside the boundaries of our core values. It makes us take responsibility when we’ve done something wrong and helps us to develop a […]

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Psychology Around the Net: May 18, 2019

Could establishing a stronger life purpose help you maintain a healthier lifestyle? Which mental health concern is your state most interested in (and does it apply to you)? What’s the difference between healthy and dangerous narcissism and what’s the best way to deal with a narcissist? Find out the answers to these questions and more […]

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Sign our Letter to the G7 Today to Make a Difference for Youth Mental Health

Join Us: #ChangeDirection Want to make a difference in youth mental health? Sign on now to drive global collective action for youth mental health, as we petition G7 Leaders to make mental health a priority. Help us get the word out. Share this with your friends and encourage them to join us in solidarity to demand action […]

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How Our Brains & Guts Work Together for Mental Health

Ten years ago, if you had asked a neuroscientist are we on the right path to understanding the inner workings of the brain, she probably would’ve gave a hearty “Yes!” But more recent research calls a lot of older assumptions about the brain — and in fact, the whole body — works. We’re only now […]

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Podcast: Humanizing the Patient Experience

Being hospitalized for any reason is never a fun time, but there are some instances where it can be a harrowing experience. This is especially true for psychiatric patients, who are already in a crisis even before being plunged into the hospital atmosphere, which can overwhelm them. This disconnect between patients and hospital staff has […]

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‘At Least You Don’t Have…’ How to Be Supportive of Someone with Chronic Illness

I was speaking with someone recently who has a series of chronic and painful conditions; some of which are noticeable and some ‘invisible’. What is particularly distressful is that people sometimes say to her, “At least you don’t have cancer.” How dismissive is that? I know they are trying to help her feel better about […]

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Common Signs of Someone Who May Be Suicidal

About 70 percent of people who commit suicide give some sort of verbal or nonverbal clue about their intention to end their life. That means you could be in a position to guide someone to get help before they commit the one action that can never be taken back. While 30,000 Americans die each year […]

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Dying for the Ultimate Selfie: We’re Really Bad at Accurately Assessing Risk

Selfies are the journaling of our time. We take them everywhere we go, not only to remind our future selves of things we’ve done, but to also broadcast to the world what a fun, exciting, and carefully-curated life we lead. But in a story that’s becoming as commonplace as school shootings in America, more and […]

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Podcast: Social Anxiety, Delusions, Rejection, and Mental Illness!

Most people suffer from certain social anxieties. Just the idea of speaking in front of a crowd can make otherwise confident people break into a nervous sweat. Fear of rejection is also very common in society… just ask any teenager who’s too afraid to ask out their crush. In this episode, we talk about these […]

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When Your Anxiety Doesn’t Have a Trigger

It’s very common for Kristin Bianchi’s clients to tell her that they’re feeling anxious, but they’re not sure why. They say they recently haven’t experienced anything particularly stressful or anxiety provoking, so it doesn’t make much sense. Consequently, “they frequently become worried about the meaning behind these seemingly random feelings of anxiety,” said Bianchi, a […]

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5 Ways to Build Confidence & Reliability in Leadership

Self-confidence is a cornerstone of effective leadership. What makes a good leader? And how confident are you, especially when it comes to your judgment and abilities in the face of uncertainty? Self-confidence is the cornerstone of becoming a successful leader and manager at work. And that means that it’s vital to do everything you can […]

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Automatic Negative Thoughts: Got ANTS on the Brain?

Numbers bandied about from many sources indicate that adults have somewhere between 60,000 to 80,000 thoughts a day. Most are repetitive and many are negative. Two important questions call to be answered: Where do the thoughts originate? What are we to do with them? The response to the first comes from a portion of the […]

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Psychology Around the Net: May 11, 2019

This week’s Psychology Around the Net covers the health benefits of pet ownership, an interesting method for sticking to positive habit changes, how listening to others’ mental health recovery stories can help you, and more. Enjoy! Talking to Your Pet Is Not So Wacky After All. It’s Actually Good for You — and Your Health: […]

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